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Kettering University

Flint, MI, USA
3.74 Average Rating

Originally founded as The School of Automobile Trades, Kettering University is a 4-year private school in eastern Michigan. Kettering awards bachelor’s degrees in 13 academic programs with a STEM-centered focus. In addition to classroom facilities, the university is home to the GM Mobility Research Center and Kettering’s FIRST Robotics Community Center. For students interested in the automotive industry, Kettering participates in the Autodrive Challenge, recruiting a group of students to design and develop an autonomous driving vehicle.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
70%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. January 15, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
77%
Out-Of-State Students
18%
59%
Submitting ACT
75%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1204
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
2,311
Total Number of Undergrads
1,889
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
49%
20-39 Students
45%
40-99 Students
5%
0
100
9%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
61%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$37,703
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$43,490
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$43,490
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,240
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
61%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
99%
Average Aid Per Year
$18,564
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
99%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,070
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$16,594

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
64%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$11,054
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$27,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
81%
19%
Student Organizations
60
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
9%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

School Colors
Blue/Gold
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Detroit
Grand Rapids
Chicago
Saginaw
Indianapolis
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$80,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
If you are pursuing an engineering degree, this school is the best choice. The staff is excellent and they are always available to help you succeed. I encourage prospective students to look into applying to Kettering.
Brandon from Flint, MI
This is the best place you could go if you plan to major in engineering. Kettering mixes schooling with working at a real life job so you will be more experienced than the average student at other universities. It's hard work, but it definitely pays off.
Kellie from Cary, IL

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